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Cobalt Violet · 3M ago

Talisman ~ Painting an Owl

Every spring we have a big art show at my work, The Wizard of Art. Each student chooses an art piece for the show, frames it, and then the teachers hang all (133 this year!) works the night before the big reception. The faculty each puts a piece in t...
Cobalt Violet · 3M ago

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse and Laurel and Hardy

San Gabriel Mission Playhousededicated 1927Going back through my photos I realized so much has happened, and I have done a lot of things and taken photos of places I've been and haven't posted! Back on Superbowl Sunday I skipped the the ballgame and ...
Cobalt Violet · 4M ago

Descanso Gardens!

Descanso GardensA sweet song for Spring in case you've been feeling "twitterpated"... ;)Th...
Cobalt Violet · 4M ago

Happy (belated) Mothers' Day!

I am in the midst of putting together a bunch of posts! (Finally!)But I just want to say a HUGE belated thank you to my own beautiful, loving, lioness mother!I am so very blessed and grateful for you!And, to all women (and men!) who mother others, wh...
Cobalt Violet · 5M ago

Happy Holi ~ Spring and the Triumph of Good Over Evil

In a conflict between the heart and the brain,follow your heart.~Swami VivekanandaHoli Festival of Colors 2017Whittier Narrows, El MonteThe year began with a bang. The Women's Mar
Cobalt Violet · 6M ago

The Little Maasai Girl ~ Choosing a Subject and Reference from the Past

“Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me a chance to do my best. ” ~Karen BlixenBabette's Feast & Other Anecdotes of Destiny
Cobalt Violet · 6M ago

National Museum of Women in Art

What would life be without art? Science prolongs life.To consist of what-eating, drinking, and sleeping?What is the good of living longerif it only a matter of satisfying the requirements that sustain life?All this is nothing with out the charm of ar...
Cobalt Violet · 6M ago

Monuments to America at Night ~ D.C. and Philadelphia

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.Always remember,you have within you the strength,t...
Cobalt Violet · 7M ago

Women's March on Washington

We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs,...
Cobalt Violet · 8M ago

Beautiful Artist, Beautiful Gift

I believe we all have gifts, some hidden ... and some not so hidden. But then, there are people like Sarah, with a gift that we all get to be moved by, enjoy, revel in, and be taken to anoth...